Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications of biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. This is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems. Read our research report on biometrics and law enforcement.

 

Police use of facial recognition to identify Maryland mass shooting suspect ignites debate

The suspect arrested at the scene of the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland was identified by…

 

Biometrics Institute and UNCTED launch guide to biometrics adoption for counter-terrorism

The Biometrics Institute has signed an Arrangement on Cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to promote…

 

London police continue facial recognition testing with Stratford deployment

London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have deployed facial recognition technology in the Stratford area of East London to identify suspects…

 

Sciometrics spins out fingerprint selfie technology as independent subsidiary

Sciometrics has spun out its fingerprint software for smartphone cameras as an independent subsidiary under the name “Scio,” with the…

 

Orlando ends pilot of Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software

The city of Orlando and and the Orlando Police Department announced yesterday in a joint statement that the police pilot…

 

Interpol develops massive international voice biometrics database

Interpol has completed its Speaker Identification Integrated Project (SiiP), a voice biometric database for use by 192 law enforcement agencies…

 

UIDAI says Aadhaar Act prohibits police use of its biometric database

The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) has responded to a pitch from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for…

 

Kairos refuses contract to provide Axon with facial recognition system

AI and facial recognition Kairos has declined to provide police body camera maker Axon with its software, according to the…

 

New Mexico jail looks to iris recognition for inmate identification

The Chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center in New Mexico is in the process of procuring biometric iris recognition technology…

 

Microsoft and Amazon under fire over facial recognition technology

Criticism of technology companies based on the applications their facial recognition products are being used for is growing, with Amazon…

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